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A Framework for Examining Validity in State Accountability Systems
Without validation evidence for their accountability systems, states would be unable to effectively defend against lawsuits, likely lose credibility among their stakeholders, and almost cert …
Categories: Literature Review, Practice Guide / Handbook , Case Studies | Type: Publication

Addressing Two Commonly Unrecognized Sources of Score Instability in Annual State Assessments
The work reported in this paper reflects a collaborative effort of many individuals representing multiple organizations. It began during a session at the October 2008 meeting of TILSA when a …
Categories: Literature Review, Research Report, Case Studies | Type: Publication
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An Analysis of Accommodations Issues from the Standards and Assessments Peer Review
Second in a series of three publications for states addressing accommodations and students with disabilities. This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the peer review guidance i …
Categories: Literature Review, Research Report, Case Studies | Type: Publication

Connecting High-Quality Expanded Learning Opportunities and the Common Core State Standards to Advance Student Success
This brief explores ways to strengthen ELOs by building their connection to the Common Core State Standards Initiative. …
Categories: Practice Guide / Handbook , Case Studies | Type: Publication

Determining Adequate Yearly Progress in a State Performance or Proficiency Index Model
The purpose of this paper is to present an overview regarding how several states use a performance or proficiency index in their determination of adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the No …
Categories: Literature Review, Research Report, Case Studies | Type: Publication

Guide to United States Department of Education Growth Model Pilot Program 2005-2008
This report summarizes the U.S. Department of Education growth model pilot program from its inception through the conclusion of the pilot period when the growth model program was opened up t …
Categories: Practice Guide / Handbook , Case Studies | Type: Publication

Improving Accommodations Outcomes: Monitoring Instructional and Assessment Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Third in a series of three publications for states addressing accommodations and students with disabilities. This publication provides a comprehensive professional development guide for stat …
Categories: Practice Guide / Handbook , Case Studies | Type: Publication

Interim Assessment Practices and Avenues for State Involvement – Appendices
This is a companion piece to the study summarizing the findings from case-studies profiling seven jurisdictions that administer, or support the use of, interim or benchmark assessments. Det …
Categories: Literature Review, Case Studies | Type: Publication

Key Elements for Educational Accountability Models in Transition: A Guide for Policymakers
State educational accountability models are in transition. Whether modifying the present accountability system to comply with existing state and federal requirements or anticipating new ones …
Categories: Research Report, Practice Guide / Handbook , Case Studies | Type: Publication

Learning Progressions: Supporting Instruction and Formative Assessment
This paper describes the characteristics of learning progressions and how they can support teachers' use of formative assessment. The paper was commissioned and supported by the FAST SCASS. …
Categories: Literature Review, Case Studies | Type: Publication

Operational Best Practices for Statewide Large-Scale Assessment Programs 2013 Edition
In June 2006, the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) began discussions to identify and publish a set of voluntary, non-regulatory bes …
Categories: Practice Guide / Handbook , Case Studies | Type: Publication

Roadmap for Competency-based Systems: Leveraging Next Generation Technologies
The Innovation Lab Network- a network of nine states facilitated by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)-, and 2Revolutions, a national education design lab, released the Roadm …
Categories: Practice Guide / Handbook , Case Studies | Type: Publication, Website

State End-of-Course Testing Programs: A Policy Brief
State policy makers increasingly rely on end-of-course (EOC) tests to support a variety of purposes and uses. Prominent among these uses are accountability initiatives at the student, teache …
Categories: Research Report, Practice Guide / Handbook , Case Studies | Type: Publication

Summer Learning Opportunities in High-Poverty Schools
report highlights five effective summer learning programs, based in high-poverty schools, that have contributed to improved student achievement. …
Category: Case Studies | Type: Publication

The Quality Imperative: A State Guide to Achieving the Promise of Expanded Learning Opportunities
This publication highlights the characteristics of high-quality ELOs and the specific action steps state leaders can take to lead the effort to implement a comprehensive state ELO quality sy …
Categories: Topical Research Summary , Case Studies | Type: Publication

Validation of Uses and Interpretations of State Assessments
This paper focuses on consequential validity, an area of validity that states have not directly addressed as part of the NCLB peer review process. Primary attention is given to evidence rega …
Categories: Literature Review, Case Studies | Type: Publication

Validity Threats: Detection and Control Practices for State and Local Education Officials
The passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) required all states to implement or revise accountability and reporting systems using a set of business rules prescribed within the …
Categories: Literature Review, Research Report, Case Studies | Type: Publication